David McConnell: Murder, Discovery, and Punishment

“Murder is the complete annihilation of another person. Not to be simplistic or flip, but it’s the ultimate way of saying ‘I want to be alone!'”

David McConnell’s new book, American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men (Akashic Books), ostensibly about men who kill gay men, contains insight after insight into the culture of masculine identity.

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'American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men' by David McConnell

As this country again focuses on its endemic violence, David McConnell’s book couldn’t have arrived at a more apt time. By delving deep into the sexual brutality typically explained away with micro-waved Freudianism, he’s given us a work that is searing, personal and yet with a clarity that adds to the national conversation. McConnell takes… read more

'Before I Begin' by David McConnell

“Joe nodded us into the loft bashfully, laughing at himself in a soft pant for no reason whatsoever. He immediately removed his glasses after looking at me. He wore jeans and a white shirt open over his grizzled chest. He was slender, curly-haired, homely, and vaguely Italian-looking, like a high-end cobbler, except he wore black… read more

Alex Sanchez and Susan Stinson Awarded Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize

Recipients of Largest Cash Award for LGBT Writers This week the Lambda Literary Foundation announced the two recipients of the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize – the largest monetary prize awarded exclusively to a self-identified LGBT writer. This year the prize recognizes young adult novelist, Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys), and novelist, Susan Stinson (Venus of Chalk). The… read more

New Leadership at Lambda Literary Foundation

Dr. Judith Markowitz and David McConnell Assume LLF Leadership as Co-Chairs. Joël Tan and Michael Samuel Join Board of Trustees Los Angeles, CA—Lambda Literary Foundation is pleased to announce new Board members and a shift in Board leadership for 2011. Current members Dr. Judith Markowitz and David McConnell have assumed the role of Co-Chairs, the first… read more

'The Silver Hearted' by David McConnell

When I initially encountered the cover of David McConnell’s second novel, The Silver Hearted, I was riveted by the image of an illuminated ship, isolated and askew in a vast river. My eyes were then drawn top center, to a tiny quote from Edmund White, “…a perfect work of art.” The ultra-fine print beckoned, challenged,… read more

Book Buzz: July 2010

Book Buzz is a monthly column of news and noteworthy tidbits from the LGBT writing and publishing community…. read more

Event: David McConnell @ B&N (w/ Edmund White)

Wed. Feb. 03, 2010 7:00 PM B&N (82nd & Broadway) David McConnell reads from his latest novel, The Silver Hearted, a compelling thriller and discusses the writing craft with acclaimed author Edmund White. 2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024 | 212-362-8835… read more